DUNCAN — While Plainview's Trae Wilkins hugged his teammates, Oklahoma Christian School's Zac Schaefer took off his white hat and swiped his leg in anger.
Wilkins chipped in for birdie on the third playoff hole to claim the Class 3A individual golf championship on Tuesday at Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.
Both Wilkins and Schaefer birdied the first playoff hole, and parred the second.
About 50 yards out on the third playoff hole, Wilkins hit a wedge shot that landed about a foot from the pin. Despite a putt from Schaefer that hit the far edge of the lip and bounced over, Wilkins hit his chip to claim the title.
“I just knew that if I got it up and down I was going to win,” Wilkins said. “I'm extremely good with my wedges.”
He actually could have won the tournament in regulation, but a three-putt bogey on 18 dropped him into a tie with Schaefer at 217.
“My coach said all you have to do is two-putt and it's yours,” Wilkins said. “I got really nervous about it. I left my first putt short because I didn't want to blow it by and then my second putt lipped out.”
BETHEL DUO MISSES TOP 10
Bethel's Brian Dick finished four strokes out of the top 10 at 231. His teammate Alek Cunningham shot a 236.
Purcell's Dakota Green finished third in the individual race at 245, while his teammate Payton Owen shot 256. Mount St. Mary's Clayton Kinsey ended his three rounds at 265.
PAULS VALLEY THIRD
After finishing the first round in first and the second round in second, Pauls Valley finished the third round in — you guessed it — third.
Pauls Valley opened with a 301, followed with a 315 and then a 320. Oklahoma Christian shot a 305 in final round to finish second behind champion Plainview. Pauls Valley finished 10 strokes back of second place OSC and 39 strokes back Plainview.